Yes! You nailed it!!
thank you! I try. lord knows I try.
What are you planting? Excited for you! Although last night I tentatively planted out 6 tomatillo seedlings I had nurtured for weeks in the greenhouse, having deciding the risk of frost had passed, and this morning they had been pretty much decimated by slugs - gah! And the zinnia seeds I sowed recently have been dug up by the cats - grr! I'm steeling myself for more heartache! But still I will sow, and maybe, just maybe I will reap (or die trying, ha!) x
oh no! so sad about those sweet lil tomatillo seedlings! and your zinnia seeds too! first year since I moved from portland that I've had a garden (everything grew out in portland, I mean EVERYTHING, I miss it so, so much)-- gardens in georgia are tricky-- all the red clay in the soil! definitely feels like I'm starting from scratch. I'm sure there's heartache in my future, especially since planted so much: cosmos, zinnias, sunflowers and nasturtium seeds in a raised bed (alongside some zinnia and cosmo starts I bought cause I needed a little instant gratification) and basil, oregano, rosemary, chamomile, lemon balm, dill, lettuce, spinach, chard and bush beans in my other raised bed (none from seeds, all from starts I bought)-- I've got two different types of mint growing in two different pots (cause I heard they can really take over a garden) and I've got cherry tomatoes in two big pots. whew. something is eating my basil, though. can't tell if it's japanese beetles or aphids or what. and none of my nasturtium seeds have sprouted when all my cosmos, zinnia and sunflower seeds already have. one thing's for sure: it's all bringing me an inordinate amount of joy. at least, right now it is. xx
Wow, wow, wow - you've done so much! We are also on red clay here - we moved to the country from the city two years ago. We are in Herefordshire, on the border of England and Wales, it's a really magical place. We discovered the area after coming on a dog friendly holiday here in 2016, we were overwhelmed by its beauty and the people and started looking at houses even before we came home. Our dog Dotty has been the catalyst for so much change and good stuff in our lives - we found her outside a petrol station in quite a bad state in 2013. But now she lives the life of Riley! Anywho, back to red clay - it does present new challenges! I also sowed nasturtium seeds last year - you think they are doing nothing and suddenly they are a foot long. I was so happy to see lots of butterflies around the planter until I saw that caterpillars had destroyed all the leaves! But the heartache is short-lived, I just throw myself into the next project with similar gay abandon, haha! Gardening is LIFE. Lotsa love x PS had several issues with posting this reply so apologies if you have received it more than once!
oh goodness, sounds like a magic place-- red clay and all! (speaking of which-- had no idea there was red clay anywhere but here in georgia-- how could I have been so narrow in my thinking???) oh and your sweet dotty. she just sounds like the best. made me happy to read it. p.s. one nasturtium finally popped up! after all those seeds I planted, one! I'll take it, though. :)))